Salford forward ruled out of Million Pound Game through suspension

Adam Walne will miss the Million Pound Game, after being handed a one-match suspension for a dangerous lift.

The Match Review Panel charged Walne following a tackle on Batley’s Shaun Ainscough in the Red Devils’ 42-14 victory over Batley at the weekend, which secured Ian Watson’s side a place in the Million Pound Game.

They will now be without Walne after he used his Early Guilty Plea for the Grade B charge, making him unavailable for the all-or-nothing clash.

Hull Kingston Rovers’ Jamie Peacock will be free to play should he use his Early Guilty Plea after making Grade A deliberate contact with an official.

Meanwhile, Leeds’ Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Wakefield’s David Fifita and Leigh’s Lee Smith could all miss the start of the 2017 Super League season following charges.

Fifita and Jones-Buchanan have both been handed Grade B dangerous contact charges for incidents in the final round of Super 8s, while Lee Smith was given a Grade B charge for dropping the knees in a tackle.

Finally, Halifax’s Will Sharp could miss the first EIGHT games of the season, after the Match Review Panel gave him a Grade E charge for intentionally striking with his elbows in their Championship Shield play-off defeat to Sheffield. The incident was part of a confrontation between the two teams that saw Halifax’s Gareth Moore sent-off.